concealed carry

A Woman’s Right To Self Defense

by Steve MacDonald April 14, 2015
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In part II of our interview with Campus Reform contributor and NH Special election candidate Yvonne Dean-Bailey we talk about women’s self-defense, constitutional carry as a women’s rights issue, Laura “Pantaloons” (you have to listen to find out who that is), and gun rights on college campuses.  (If you would like to donate or volunteer […]

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First Responders – Susan The Bruce shows us the Progressive view

by Skip March 22, 2015

From the March 2015 of America’s Freedom (p.39, emphasis mine): In the United States and other nations, more and more people are recognizing that victims have the best chance of survival when they can be the first responders. First Responders.  We usually think of these folks as heros – and they are, no doubt.  But they […]

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Just for Susan The Bruce: Liberals just don’t like real equal protection

by Skip March 22, 2015

The Cognitive Dissonance is strong with this one.  Over  at Steve’s post (“NH Democrats Put a Price-tag on Rape“), well known NH Progressive blogger Susan the Bruce decided that she wanted to start a flame war with the premise that women should NOT be able to protect themselves against bigger, stronger male n’err-do-wells with what the […]

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GrokTALK! – At Liberty Forum – The Videos (Segments 1 & 2)

by Skip March 8, 2015

As Steve points out, we were at this weekend’s Liberty Forum (Radisson at Manchester, NH) for a VERY extended GrokTALK! yesterday – instead of the normal 4 segments of around 30 minutes each, we have 12 video segments from around 15 minutes to over a 1/2 hour.  So, all the video has been snipped, titled, and […]

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GrokTALK! – At Liberty Forum – Concealed Carry

by Steve MacDonald March 8, 2015
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With over 5 hours of audio from Liberty Forum I will not be posting it all as one file.  Instead, it comes to you in segments. We begin with a brief shout out to Andrew Hosmer, discuss tanning beds, Renny Cushing and permissible sexual contact (with the necessary paperwork, see also the V.U.L.V.A.), then get […]

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NH Democrats Put a Price-tag on Rape

by Steve MacDonald February 9, 2015
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Any woman in Vermont legally allowed to carry a firearm under federal law can carry concealed without a permit.  This means that no man ever really knows if she is armed. Does that matter?  It does to women in Vermont. Since the year 2000 there are an average of 68% fewer rapes per 100,000 citizens […]

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2016 Presidential Primary: speaking of guns, Rick Perry just shot himself in the foot.

by Skip February 8, 2015

In the Texas Tribune, former Texas Governor Rick Perry took a shot at his fellow Texan, US Senator Ted Cruz, who may be vying with him in the 2016 Presidential Primary: “It’s one of the selling points, if you will, to the American people as they decide who’s going to follow Barack Obama,” he said. […]

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About that Drive By Shooting

by Steve MacDonald February 8, 2015
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In the second half of segment three we “explore?” the effect of gun restrictions on drive by shootings, the difference between firearms carry laws in New Hampshire now and if Constitutional carry passes, rifles and motor vehicles, and the revenue side of the license to carry debate. From the 1/31/2015 program. We did not record […]

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Beneficiaries of Gun Herd-Immunity

by Steve MacDonald February 4, 2015
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From Paul Hsieh at PJ Media The concept of “herd immunity” applies to gun ownership and crime rates just as it does to vaccinations and infectious disease. Crime rates in Chicago dropped dramatically in 2014 after the state of Illinois allowed legal concealed carry. From the Washington Times: [T]he number of robberies that have led […]

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New Hampshire’s overwhelming support for ‘Constitutional Carry’

by Kimberly Morin January 30, 2015

Yesterday was the Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 116. A bill that makes getting a pistol license optional, allowing legal gun owners to concealed carry without having to go through the license process. There was 4.5 hours of testimony throughout the day. Only four people stood in opposition to the bill and three of them […]

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Why Do They Believe We Are All Criminals ?

by Steve MacDonald January 25, 2015
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In New Hampshire, only criminals get to carry concealed firearms without permission, giving them a significant force advantage over women, the elderly, the handicapped, gays, minorities, everyone. Given this advantage, if they were going to testify at a hearing on Constitutional carry–there happens to be just such a hearing this Thursday–would the criminal encourage equality […]

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Did Moms Demand Kroger Earn Higher Profits?

by Steve MacDonald January 20, 2015
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Moms Demand Action has been picketing and picking on Kroger Supermarkets for months, trying to get the grocery-store chain to ban firearms in their establishments.  That’s not working out very well.  Kroger’s sales were up 21% in the third quarter over last year. You will see the 21% figure reported by pro-gun groups but to […]

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Rep Stephen Shurtleff Should Move To Paris

by Steve MacDonald January 7, 2015
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Stephen ‘Deputy Dawg’ Shurtleff is not very happy about the legislators voting to allow concealed firearms in the House chamber.  I can see why.  The last time the  New Hampshire House refused to disarm representatives just so they could serve (2011-2012) nothing happened. In related news, ‘officials’ acting on behalf of the government in Paris […]

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NH Depatment of Safety Scraps Concealed Carry License Changes?

by Steve MacDonald October 1, 2014
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Can anyone confirm this news.…?  Susan, did the Earl of Sweeney ever get back to you? CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire’s Department of Public Safety has scrapped a revised concealed gun license application following complaints from gun rights groups. The state made changes to the application form in August. Three questions were added asking whether […]

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Women Avoids Abduction With Loaded Handgun

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2014
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In 2004 Ohio began issuing Concealed Carry permits.  In 2012 they issued 76,810 permits.  In 2013 that number rose to 145,342 (which includes renewals). Then there’s this story… An Ohio woman who is licensed to carry a gun but had only recently started carrying one for protection put it to good use earlier this week. […]

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Because It Is Easier For Dartmouth Security to Disarm Suspects?

by Steve MacDonald August 13, 2014
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I first picked up the story of 20 year old Dartmouth College Student Taylor Woolrich, when Susan Olsen posted a link from the UK Daily Mail on Facebook.   The issue was that of a college student with a stalker who had requested the right to carry concealed on campus for her own safety, but had […]

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Democrats Would Rather He Was Robbed and Stabbed to Death

by Steve MacDonald July 18, 2014
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There are stories like this almost evey day… According to the Orlando Sentinel, witnesses say Thomas Thorpe “attacked Donald Sacco and attempted to steal his bag as the man screamed, ‘I don’t have any money, leave me alone.’” They said Sacco tried to use his cane to ward Thorpe off as he stabbed “several times” […]

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GrokTALK! May 31st 2014 with Warner Todd Huston

by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2014
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Warner Todd Huston ( joins us to explore the finer details of a post he wrote about concealed carry:  “.. if you are a concealed carry holder you should ignore these attempts to curtail your rights. If you are legally armed, feel absolutely free to enter and patronize those stores with your firearm no matter […]

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Concealed Carry Weapons Laws Lower Murder Rates

by Steve MacDonald April 7, 2014
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 c/o John Hinderaker at Powerline. Economist Mark Gius has a new study in the journal Applied Economics Letters that bears on the gun control debate. Gius finds that permissive concealed carry laws (generally, “shall issue”) result in a lower rate of homicide involving firearms. Conversely, state-level assault weapons bans have no statistically significant effect on […]

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Goin’ Down In Georgia – Gun Restrictions Squashed!

by Mike March 25, 2014

Just Peachy! Lawmakers in Georgia ALMOST scored a bullseye by striking down many restrictions on gun use, licensing, concealed carry, and self defense. Both Hose and Senate passed a sweeping reform bill, HB60 by almost 2:1 margins, sending it to Governor Nathan Deal’s desk for almost certain signature. Here’s the list of changes – but […]

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9th Circuit – CA Concealed Weapons Rules Violate Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2014
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Yahoo! News SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has struck down California’s concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that California is wrong to require applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a […]

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Officials In Illinois Unhappy With “No Guns Allowed” Signs.

by Steve MacDonald February 5, 2014
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There’s no pleasing some people. “…in compliance with state law (House Bill 0183), schools, churches, government agencies and liquor stores statewide will be posting 4-by-6-inch stickers reminding the public, particularly those with a concealed-carry license, that there are limits on where a gun can be carried.” School officials are unhappy because the required ‘No Gun […]

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Data Point – who is likelier to kill you: police or concealed carry holder?

by Skip October 8, 2013

“Florida was chosen to represent CCW permit holders, because accurate numbers of permits were obtainable from the Florida Department of Agriculture. Florida has the highest total of CCW permits of all the states, and the number of resident concealed carry permits in Florida is reasonably close to the number of sworn state and local peace […]

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Constitutional Carry “Clarification”

by Steve MacDonald August 20, 2013
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Last week in a post titled “It’s kind of like Constitutional Carry” I reported an observation from that weeks GrokTalk! in which Evan Nappen noted: the New Hampshire State Supreme Court Ruling (On what the definition of a loaded gun is in RSA 159:4) got us closer to Constitutional carry. My actual words were, “…we […]

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Things are not always what they seem…

by Skip April 23, 2013

Concealed – should always have to make the other think… (H/T: New Hampshire Concealed Carry on Facebook)

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A pretty girl with a padded brassiere…

by Tim Condon April 12, 2013

Every woman should have one!

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If it Only Saves One Life…

by Steve MacDonald March 15, 2013

Wisconsin recently passed concealed carry.  It probably just saved a woman’s life.

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Not a blankety-blank thing!

by Susan Olsen January 19, 2013
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“Trained experts with guns.” I dissent.

by Tim Condon January 2, 2013

There’s an email going around about a foiled mass-killing in San Antonio that occurred a few days after the Sandy Hook massacre. There’s something about it I don’t like….

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Legal open carrying of firearms by citizens…

by Tim Condon December 26, 2012

…became the law in Oklahoma on November 1, 2012. World doesn’t end. (Note: Open carry has always been legal in New Hampshire; it is guaranteed by the New Hampshire State Constitution. You can read about that from 2nd Amendment hero Sam Cohen of Pro-Gun New Hampshire HERE.)

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